August 17, 2016

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with all members present.

The minutes of the council meeting on July 20, 2016 were approved as presented.

Motioned by Adamski and seconded by Andres to approve the payment of the bills as presented. Carried


Guests: None at this time. 

Public Comment & Concern: None at this time.

Donations: None at this time.

Old Business: The following is revised draft of the chicken ordinance.

There will be a $ 60 permit fee for the initial permit period of 2 years, and a $30 annual permit fee due each year after.

Permits will be issued to landowners only, permits will only be allowed at single family residences. Permit holder will be liable for any and all damage caused by chickens that have escaped. All adjoining neighbors will be notified by applicant; majority (50%) of adjoining neighbors must approve and sign off before permit approval. Any non-signature will count as a no.

City Staff will perform random inspections to all permit holders; any chickens found to be in neglect will result in a revocation of permit.

Any evidence of rodents or varmints will result in a revocation of permit.

There will be a maximum of six hens and no roosters per residence. All chickens must have their wings clipped.

All chickens will have a leg band; bands will be supplied by the City of Randall.

All eggs produced are for personal use only.

Slaughtering of chickens will not be allowed in residential areas of the city.

Chicken coops will be kept in the backyard with a maximum of 6’x6’ in size; an area may be fenced in to allow the birds to go outside. Fencing will be at least 4’ tall, with opening no larger than 2’’ and be constructed following existing planning and zoning rules. Prior to permit being issued site inspection by city staff will be performed after area is constructed.

All manure will be removed and disposed of at least once a week. All stored manure must be stored in a sealed container. Any manure used on a garden must be tilled in immediately.

Motioned Riitters and seconded by Turner to approve the Randall City Chicken Ordinance after correction of the 2” opening to fence has been made. Three (3) Yes Noss, Riitters and Turner; Two (2) No Andres and Adamski Carried

Matt and Mike met with George Minerich and David Schultz from Minnesota Department of Health on Monday August 15, 2016 to take a look at potential future well site, of the four sites two areas had excellent water quality. The cost of drilling test wells would be about $7,000 per site. There are grants available for the city to apply for to help with expense. The council discussed the investment of this new well verses investing in a whole new treatment station If the city is going to invest so much into a new well why not invest into a new treatment station. Discussion tabled.

New Business: Motioned by Andres and seconded by Turner to approve Resolution 8172016, State of Minnesota Joint Powers agreement with the City of Randall Police Department. Carried

Motioned by Turner and seconded by Noss to approve the purchase of a 2008 Ford F250 truck from Phillip's Repairables & Collision Center at a cost of $8600.00, purchase of an 8 foot Fisher snowplow from Hillig Auto Center at a cost of $5812.00 and purchase of an aluminum bed from Midsota Manufacturing for $2100.00 for a total cost of $16,512.00. Carried

Motioned by Noss and seconded by Adamski to approve Resolution 08172016-02, Regarding Mutual Aid Assistance, an agreement between surrounding cities to assist them in event of disasters and emergencies and them to do the same, qualifying the cities for FEMA aid. Carried

Sign Proclamation for the City of Randall to recognize September 17-23, 2016 at Constitution Week.

Planning & Zoning permits: Motioned by Andres and seconded by Noss to approve the following building permits as approved by the Planning & Zoning committee:

  1. Bridget Mc Mahon: To Build a 6 foot tall wooden dog eared fence around 2 sides of property, 40 feet long on one side and 16 feet on the other,

  2. Lenard Drew: To replace shingles on 3 season porch with colored steel on an area the size of 14’x24’. Carried


Committee Reports:

City Manager/Liquor Store – Matt informed council the new air conditioner unit was installed last week at the Liquor Store. The old unit was 16 years old.

Reminder that the council will need to set preliminary tax levy at the September 21st regular council meeting.

Water and Sewer – Mike: The July utility bill did have a notice to residents they cannot have that have sump-pumps that are draining into the city sewer. In the next few months Mike and Wendell will be taking notes as to who does have or not have this set-up.

Police Department Report – Chief Strack: nothing at this time.

Maintenance Sup. Report – Wendell: Busy cleaning up after all the rain fall and maintaining mowing.

Council Member’s concerns:

Rick – None at this time                 Charley – None at this time                                         Dan – None at this time

Jerry – is the city keeping track of the water use from North Central Services? Yes, they are keeping a daily log and will be billed for all water use. They are contracted with CTC to provide installing the fiber cable outside of the city limits.

Mayor Riitters – need to review the BINGO Park Building rental fees.

Meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m. Next regularly scheduled city council meeting will be Wednesday September 21, 2016 7pm at the Randall Fire Hall Meeting room.